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Posted on May 30, 2019

Pete Massiello Well, it has been a hell of a week, which seemed to start even on the way to the airport with getting in a few last minute calls.  So, how was my week at COMMON’s premier event, POWERUp

Posted on May 28, 2019

On April 23rd, 2019, IBM announced the newest release of the operating system IBM i 7.4. The announcement contained hundreds of updates to the OS and licensed programs.  One new licensed program, DB2 Mirror for i was also announced. It

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Now that I have your attention, I want to discuss a serious topic; disaster recovery.  In the event of an actual disaster, you want to be able to recover as quickly as possible to reduce the number of transactions that

What You Need to Know About IBM i 7.4
Posted on April 23, 2019

If you remember in a statement about my predictions for 2019, I said that the next release of IBM i would contain some of the biggest enhancements ever put out by IBM for OS/400 or IBM i.  Well, it is

BM Offers Hardware Support Extension
Posted on April 17, 2019

POWER6 machines reached end of support on 3/31/2019, with the end of support for many POWER7 models following in September.  Many companies are still running these models, and they are looking for options.  In the past, IBM has not offered

Why do I need to upgrade my IBM i?
Posted on April 3, 2019

“My system is working fine. Why do I need to upgrade the OS?” I get asked this all the time. Well, there are certainly a few reasons, and without getting too technical let’s explore a few of them.  1. Why

Making the IBM i Bubble Bigger
Posted on March 27, 2019

This article is originally published from MC Press Online. To see the original article, visit their post here. Yes, high-praise press is good. So build on it. One of the most interesting developments to come out of IBM Think this

COMMON CONNECT: Cognitive Compurting & AI
Posted on March 7, 2019

Pete Massiello and Richie Palma have articles published within the February 2019 COMMON Connect Newsletter with a focus on cognitive computing. Massiello’s article, “Your Company Will Likely Go Out of Business” covers the advantage of cognitive computing, its relation to

iTech Solutions COMMON 2018 Fall Conference Speaker Awards
Posted on March 1, 2019

iTech Solutions’ Pete Massiello, Yvonne Enselman, Richie Palma, and Steve Pitcher have been recognized for their sessions at Fall 2018 COMMON conference. COMMON speaker awards are designed to recognize speaker excellence. After each session at the COMMON conference, attendees are

Questions to Ask Yourself When It Comes to Backup and Recovery
Posted on February 26, 2019

When people talk to us about backup and recovery, one of the most common questions is “how often should I be doing a full system save?” Given we’re about to install PTFs or upgrade the OS, my response is always,

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